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Ben Fadden is the Head Content Creator at Gaslamp Ball, writing weekly articles and hosting a podcast/YouTube show called "Talking Friars". He is the ultimate diehard Padres fan who lives 20 minutes from Petco Park and has season tickets for the team with his family. Ben was born and raised in San Diego county and the Padres are a huge part of his life. His first favorite player was Khalil Greene and his current favorite player is infielder Jake Cronenworth. Ben's favorite Padres memory is Jake Cronenworth's go-ahead single against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the 2022 National League Division Series.

Ben has had the chance to talk with numerous former Padres players on his show, including Tyson Ross, Adam Rosales, Heath Bell, Kurt Bevacqua, Greg Garcia and Clayton Richard. Media members Kevin Acee, Marty Caswell, Matt Vasgersian, Jesse Agler, Lauren Shehadi, Christopher Russo, Jim Russell, Jon Schaeffer, Steven Woods, Paul Reindl, Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson have also been on his show.

If you have any questions or want to collaborate with Ben on anything, please contact him at

Talking Friars Ep. 321: Casey Stern Talks Padres Interest in Ohtani, Tatis’ Return & Effects of Bogaerts Signing

Stern is a former host for TBS and was nice enough to take some time to talk about the Padres

Padres Add Hitting Coach to 2023 Coaching Staff

There will be no official lead hitting coach on the staff

Talking Friars Ep. 320: Padres “plan to be all in” on Shohei Ohtani

Bob Nightengale is reporting the Dodgers stiffest competition is expected to be the Padres

Padres Avoid Arbitration with 8 Players

Today was the deadline to exchange arbitration figures

Talking Friars Ep. 319: FOX Sports’ Alex Curry Talks Padres Offseason, Best NL Teams & Correa Not Going to the Mets

Alex Curry is the co-host of Flippin’ Bats and she was nice enough to join the show!

Talking Friars Ep. 318: Padres Add Nelson Cruz! Is a Trade in the Works?

What will Nelson Cruz’s role be with the Padres?

Report: Padres signing Nelson Cruz

The 42-year-old would be a DH option for Bob Melvin

Talking Friars Ep. 317: 5 Padres Starting Pitching Trade Targets

The free agent pool of starters isn’t too strong anymore so let’s take a look at the trade market

Johnny Cueto chooses Marlins over Padres in free agency

What does this move mean for the Padres?

Talking Friars Ep. 316: Should the Padres Still Prioritize Starting Pitching in Free Agency?

The Padres have brought in four starting caliber pitchers this winter